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Robert H. Patton
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ROBERT H. PATTON graduated from Brown University and Northwestern University. He is the author of, among other works, The Pattons: A Personal History of an American Family and Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution. His most recent work, Hell Before Breakfast: America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire, was published by Pantheon Books in April 2014. He lives with his wife and family in Darien, Connecticut.

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Hell Before Breakfast
America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire
Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $28.95

The first “war correspondent,” William H. Russell of The Times of London, described himself and his profession as “the miserable parent of a luckless tribe.” Others saw it differently: the war correspondent became the stuff of dreams and an urgent romantic calling. . . .
 
Now, Robert H. Patton, acclaimed historian... Read more >
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Hell Before Breakfast
America's First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire
Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $14.99

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Patriot Pirates

Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 2009
Price: $16.00

In this lively narrative history, Robert H. Patton, grandson of the World War II battlefield legend, tells a sweeping tale of courage, capitalism, naval warfare, and international political intrigue set on the high seas during the American Revolution.

Patriot Pirates highlights the obscure but pivotal role played by colonial privateers in... Read more >
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Patriot Pirates
The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution
Written by Robert H. Patton


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $11.99

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